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18 actors who are Ivy League graduates
They’re beautiful, talented and – yes – even intelligent… Jealous much?

IT SEEMS UNFAIR that some actors have beauty, big paychecks and brains.

Some of these triple-threat celebs have even attended some of the best educational institutions in the country, from Yale to Harvard.

From honours graduates like “Hunger Games” star Elizabeth Banks to multi-taskers like James Franco and John Legend, check out all of the stars who attended prestigious, Ivy League colleges and succeeded in graduating.

18 actors who are Ivy League graduates
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  • Natalie Portman

  • Elizabeth Shue

  • Edward Norton

  • Amanda Peet

  • Tommy Lee Jones

  • Paul Giamatti

  • Matthew Fox

  • James Franco

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal

  • Julia Stiles

  • Conan O'Brien

  • David Duchovny

  • Emma Watson

  • John Legend

  • Rashida Jones

  • Meryl Streep

  • Elizabeth Banks

  • John Krasinski

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Business Insider